Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Open call for teenagers to participate in Co-OPERAtive: An intercultural and collaborative opera hub for young people

The Learning and Participation Department of the Greek National Opera invites teenagers between 14 and 18 years old to participate in the third edition of Co-OPERAtive: an intercultural and collaborative opera hub for young people. The educational programme Co-OPERAtive will offer a series of workshops led by distinguished artists from the fields of music, theatre and dance ato a group of 30 young people from different ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds. Unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors and students from several schools and neighbourhoods of Attica will develop a common artistic language with the goal of co-creating their own original new work.

Co-OPERAtive aims at bringing opera closer to young audiences, while highlighting the multicultural diversity of contemporary Athens and the importance of social cohesion. The programme will give the participants the chance to deal with current issues and share their personal concerns through art, get to know all the stages of an opera production up close, and in the end present their work on the GNO Alternative Stage. Foregrounding the cooperative nature of opera, the programme Co-OPERAtive places collaboration at the heart of its planning and implementation by building strong alliances with its partner-organisations Evropaiki Ekfrasi and Kinoniko EKAV.

Participation in the programme does not require specialised knowledge in music, theatre or dance. However, any prior amateur or professional relationship with these arts will be taken into consideration during the evaluation process. The main prerequisites for participation in Co-OPERAtive are the candidates’ eagerness, their interest in the project, and, of course, their availability on the days and time of the workshops and rehearsals.

Applications for the Co-OPERAtive programme will be submitted exclusively via the form you will find here

Deadline for applications: Friday 28 October 2022

Confirmation of participation by Monday 7 November 2022 

Dates and times of workshops: every Monday 17.30-20.30 

Starts: Monday 14 November 2022 

Ages: 14-18 years 

Final performances: Saturday 20 May & Sunday 21 May 2023

Artistic team 

Composition: Nicoleta Chatzopoulou   

Director / Choreograghy: Christos Strinopoulos   

Coordination of music workshops: Nikos Ziaziaris   

Coordination of theatre workshops / Dramaturgy: Eleni Moleski 

Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 213 088 5752 / 213 088 5755 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 18.00) 

Terms and conditions 

Submitting an application does not guarantee admission to the GNO Learning & Participation Department’s “Co-OPERAtive” workshop. Applications will be evaluated by the GNO Learning & Participation Department, who will ensure the intercultural and interartistic character of the group.

The GNO Learning & Participation Department is not required to justify the acceptance or rejection of applications.

Participation in the Co-OPERAtive programme is free.

Participants are required to commit themselves to full attendance at all workshop sessions. All applicants will be informed about the acceptance or rejection of their applications exclusively via e-mail.

Questions about the application process will only be accepted via email, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the title “Co-OPERAtive-Question”.


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